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With the American Idol top 10 taking the stage again tonight, and with this shaping up to be one of the more hotly-contested seasons to date, it's time for the first THG Power Poll of the season.

Who do you see as the favorite right now?

American Idol Top 10

10. Deandre Brackensick: Would have been our choice to leave after last week's debacle. He can hit the high notes... and that's about it.

9. Heejun Han: Love the personality, don't see anything on stage that makes him standout above the rest. It's solid and nothing more or less.

8. Elise Testone: Might suffer some likability issues. Did you notice her NOT applauding for Erika last week? Or not hugging Skylar? Yes, we're forced to nitpick when the talent is this even. We did love her version of "Let's Stay Together."

7. Joshua Ledet: We expect plenty of disagreement here. It's not a question of his voice, just of his theatrics. Ledet's "When a Man Loves a Woman" may have been the single best of any contestant this season, but we can see his act growing old.

6. Skylar Laine: She has the energy and the attitude, that's for sure. She also has the identity: a rocking country chick. She just lacks the range.

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Jessica Sanchez Turned the Beat Around on American Idol last night.

But, given her amazing cover of Whitney Houston a week ago, should she really have taken such a different approach this time around? The judges had an easy answer to that question yesterday: NO.

"I love your voice, but you can’t stray too far," Steven Tyler told Jessica," randomly adding: I love those pants."

Both Randy and J. Lo, meanwhile, questioned Sanchez's vibrato. Were they too harsh on her? Is she still the favorite? Listen to her version of this Gloria Estefan classic and decide for yourself:

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Jessica Sanchez sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on American Idol this week, and with it, may have established herself as the Season 11 frontrunner.

Seriously. If Jessica Sanchez wasn't in your Top 5 heading into Wednesday night, she is now. It was awesome, in one word. Don't believe us? Take it from the panel:

Jennifer Lopez: [at a loss for words] "Just, just amazing."

Randy Jackson: "This is one of the hardest songs to sing."

Steven Tyler: "You may be The One. You just made 40 million people cry."

LOL. Try 20 million at best, Steve ... which is no small feat of course. In any case, listen to the nearly flawless performance and try to hold back the tears below ...

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With the final 13 on American Idol announced last night, THG will be pairing off various contestants over the next few days to determine who readers believe is the early favorite.

First up, we pitted Phillip Phillips against Colton Dixon. Both talented, both appealing to a certain female demographic. Which of these remaining men has the best chance to take home the season 11 title?

Lee DeWyze Performs

Now, it's the ladies' turn. Both Hollie Cavanagh and Jessica Sanchez wowed the judges and the viewers during their semifinal performances. We'd give the early nod to Hollie, but we're just one website. What do YOU think? Which is most likely to win it all? Vote now:

And the Winner is?

Hollie Cavanagh or Jessic Sanchez? Which American Idol finalist stands the better chance of taking home the season 11 crown? View Poll »

Jessica Sanchez Biography

Jessica Sanchez Photo Jessica Sanchez has advanced to the finals on season 11 of American Idol. A Filipino-American, Sanchez appeared on America's Got Talent... More »
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